Hiu Syun Kwong
About Chinese How did you learn Chinese at the beginning?I mean,when you didn't know anything about Chinese
Feb 14, 2016 3:45 AM
Answers · 4
I started with an audio CD, which has English phrases and then Mandarin translations of those phrases, read by two speakers. The one I listened to had music in the background, which made it nicer. Later I found out that learning from an audio CD is a very ineffective way to learn Chinese... however it was a good introduction to the language for me.
February 14, 2016
Chinese numbers
February 17, 2016
While I took an intro Chinese class in college, I didn't really improve until I learned the characters with James Heisig's Remebering the Hanzi. I basically learned how to write thousands of characters first using Heisig's story method, then learned their pronunciation and grammar later when I studied in China for a year.
February 15, 2016
Some friends of mine started with copying the pronunciation of some simple sentences, and then started to learn how to write the characters, which will help you to memorise the meaning of the sentences. In this way, you'll get to know more vocab and can start to create your own sentence. Hope it helps!
February 14, 2016
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Hiu Syun Kwong
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, French
Learning Language
English, French